While in Savannah the past few days, we inquired as to where the best BBQ in the city was, and were directed to Wiley’s. We were not disappointed. Now, you know BBQ is not something I often crave, but I know that we do not have a lot of “authentic” BBQ spots in South Florida, so if I go to Georgia, I’m going to need to get my fix. Wiley’s is in a strip mall outside of town. It seats about 30 people. It looks very clean and well kept. There are posters and memorabilia all over the walls. I always assumed “championship” BBQ would have to be served from an old shack in the woods. This is not always the case. The two folks handling the full house the other night were so friendly (as is the case all over Savannah) that it was hard not to be in a great mood in the joint. What is funny is that they are originally from New England. There are Patriots and Red Sox stickers up everywhere. Yankees serving up real deal BBQ to Southerner’s down south. Who would’ve thunk it? We ordered “Redneck Nachos,” homemade potato chips covered in pulled chicken, cheese sauce (not cheez wiz, like a homemade white cheddar sauce) and BBQ sauce. Awesome.
Wiley’s stocks each table with several sauces, their signature sauce, a kicked up version, “mountain sauce,” another savory sauce, and the regular Cholula and other hot sauces. We ordered the burnt ends, served with toast, pulled pork and chicken sliders, broccoli casserole (like a sturdy broccoli and cheese soup), mac and cheese, a perfect rendition of huge ziti noodles with white cheddar sauce, and sweet potato casserole for dessert. This is saucy BBQ, no dry rubs here. Everything we ate was on point. Best meal in Savannah. Can’t wait to get back-